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The Resource Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports, Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano

Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports, Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano

Label
Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports
Title
Playing with the boys
Title remainder
why separate is not equal in sports
Statement of responsibility
Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using powerful examples from the world of contemporary American athletics - girls and women trying to break through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball to name just a few - the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant women's coercive exclusion from competing with men; that some sex-group difference actually confer a sports advantage to women; and that "special rules" for women in sports do not simply reflect the "differences" between the sexes, but actively create and reinforce a view that women as a group are inherently inferior to men - even when women clearly are not. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports like the ultra-marathon and distance swimming. So, why do many Olympic events - from swimming to skiing to running to bike racing - have shorter races for women than men? Likewise, why are women's tennis matches limited to three sets while men's are best-of-fives? This book shows how sex-segregated sports policies, instead of reflecting sex-group differences, in fact construct them."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonagh, Eileen L
Dewey number
306.4830973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.5
LC item number
.M3673 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pappano, Laura
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sports
  • United States
  • Sport
  • Mädchen
  • Frau
  • Geschlechtertrennung
  • Diskriminierung
  • USA
  • Sport
  • Geschlechtsrolle
  • Frauensport
  • Frauensport
  • Sport
  • Sportsoziologie
  • Diskriminierung
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Geschlechterdifferenz
  • USA
  • Idrott
  • Könsdiskriminering av kvinnor
Label
Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports, Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018278.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Sex-segregated sports on trial
  • 5.
  • Inventing barriers
  • 6.
  • Breaking barriers
  • 7.
  • Pass the ball
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • What's the problem
  • 2.
  • The sex difference question
  • 3.
  • Title IX : old norms in new forms
Control code
ocn124039145
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 349 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195386776
Lccn
2007018278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o124039145
  • (OCoLC)124039145
Label
Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports, Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018278.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Sex-segregated sports on trial
  • 5.
  • Inventing barriers
  • 6.
  • Breaking barriers
  • 7.
  • Pass the ball
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • What's the problem
  • 2.
  • The sex difference question
  • 3.
  • Title IX : old norms in new forms
Control code
ocn124039145
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 349 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195386776
Lccn
2007018278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o124039145
  • (OCoLC)124039145

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